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  • New State Laws Could Help 783,000 Jobless Veterans

    New State Laws Could Help 783,000 Jobless Veterans

    Contrary to popular belief, the veterans' unemployment crisis is far from over. As of March 2013, approximately 783,000 veterans were unemployed--an unacceptable 20.4 percent. A survey by Prudential and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America found a majority of these encountered difficulty when translating military skills into civilian job experience, but only 66 percent received employment assistance in the tra…

  • Why and How to Learn a Second Language

    Why and How to Learn a Second Language

    "To prosper economically and to improve relations with other countries, Americans need to read, speak and understand other languages," Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, declared at the Foreign Language Summit, in 2010. Only about 18 percent of Americans report speaking a language other than English, while 53 percent of Europeans can converse in a second language. Learning another language is hard work, …

  • VetNet Live with Augie Nielsen and Erik Morse, HR Professionals

    VetNet Live with Augie Nielsen and Erik Morse, HR Professionals

    Click on the image below to watch the full 27-minute hangout from April 16, 2013. Veterans United Home Loans, the Inc. Magazine #29 job creator in the US and Fortune Magazine's #21 best place to work, has seen some rapid growth in the past few years, and Human Resources Managers August "Augie" Nielsen and Erik Morse have seen them all go through. Nielson and Morse have helped to hire over 1,000 people to work …

  • The Best Strategies to Snagging Your Dream Job After the Military

    The Best Strategies to Snagging Your Dream Job After the Military

    Military life is an experience that forever shapes who you are, because it’s unlike any other job you’ll ever do. You've attended job training that most people could never understand, let alone accomplish. You've lived on installations and ships, and in tents and submarines. And you've even deployed to locations that most people have only seen on that dusty globe in high school geography class. It’s th…

  • Use Your GI Bill to Build a Green Career

    Use Your GI Bill to Build a Green Career

    Service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are fighting an uphill battle when it comes to job placement in the civilian world. The same went for me when I made the transition. I hadn't received an education outside of high school or military training, so I instead chose to use the GI Bill to attend a university and get my bachelor’s degree. But I realize that traditional schools aren't for everyone. T…

  • Veterans United Live with Larry Broughton, Green Beret and Entrepreneur

    Veterans United Live with Larry Broughton, Green Beret and Entrepreneur

    Join our live chat with Larry Broughton by clicking play below! Or see the full 29-minute video chat with Larry Broughton by clicking here. Larry is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, mentor, hero to his kids, and a self-described "Good ‘n Plenty candy lover." After growing up in a small mill town in western New York, Broughton served as a Green Beret, the Army's elite special forces, and earned p…

  • What Military Reservists Can Do To Change Bleak Employment Outlook

    What Military Reservists Can Do To Change Bleak Employment Outlook

    Employment gains for returning troops have been on the rise over the past few years, thanks to tax credits for employers, more recruitment events and new online tools to aid the job search process.  For returning National Guard members and other military reservists, however, the picture is a bit bleaker. Unemployment is estimated to be about 20 percent among returning National Guard soldiers and airmen…

  • Google's VetNet Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

    Google’s VetNet Helps Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

    Simplifying the transition from military to civilian life is one of the most pressing issues facing the community today as thousands return from Iraq and Afghanistan. A huge part of this transition is the search for employment and being able to qualify skills learned on-base to the business world. Because this task can seem overwhelming, organizations and tools have sprung up over the past several years to help ou…

  • New Law Makes a Career in Trucking Easier for Veterans

    New Law Makes a Career in Trucking Easier for Veterans

    Two films in the late 70's — Convoy and Smokey and the Bandit — highlighted the trucking life and how much of an adventure it could be to get behind one of those big rigs. American children continue to perform the universal arm motion that indicates a request for the booming truck horn when an 18-wheeler passes their school bus on the highway. There's a certain charm to trucking, and it's one of the pilla…

  • Flying the Friendliest Skies: U.S. Air Force Ranked 7th Happiest Workplace

    Flying the Friendliest Skies: U.S. Air Force Ranked 7th Happiest Workplace

    Who says work has to be boring? Not the U.S. Air Force! In a recent CareerBliss survey of the 50 happiest companies of 2012, the Air Force ranked among the happiest. The survey used employee company reviews and ratings on CareerBliss to determine the winners, who were selected based on criteria including general happiness, company culture, work-life balance, opportunities for growth, the company's work and their c…